Dido and Aeneas
taken part in a school-play? You know, at the schoolís Great
Evening in which a lot of pupils perform, some of them playing
leading roles, others doing the music while hundreds of pupils and
parents watch and enjoy themselves?
you are not the first one! Letís go back 300 years and see how a
boarding school in England performed a school-play which became so
popular that it is well-known to many people even today. Only the
pupils did not speak the text, they sang it; thatís why it is
called an opera.
Actually it was the first opera ever to be written in England as
far as we know.